Build your own landscape: Augmented Reality Sandbox

University of California, Los Angeles

Build mountains, seas, and islands, and make it rain or flood to see how water flows across your landscape.

The Augmented Reality Sandbox is an immersive, hands-on experience where visitors create and interact with their own 3D landscape.

The AR Sandbox accurately models terrain, elevation and fluid physics, transforming a plain kids' sandbox into a dynamic, surreal landscape responsive to touch and hand gestures. Vibrantly colored mountains, canyons, islands, flowing rivers, lakes and ocean waves appear nearly instantly at your fingertips, and you can summon rain or drought locally or even over the entire sandbox with the push of a button.

More importantly, it realistically simulates natural disasters such as coastal sea level rise, flooding from levees or dam breakage, or even volcanoes and lava flows.

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11), Middle School (ages 12 - 14), High School (ages 15 - 18),


Math, Physics, Geography & Others


Cartography, Geography, Mathematics,

Days scheduled

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Start time End time Location
09:00 17:00 Show Floor